ORCP 66 – SUBMITTED CONTROVERSY
A Submission without action. Parties to a question in controversy, which might have been the subject of an action with such parties plaintiff and defendant, may submit the question to the determination of a court having subject matter jurisdiction.
A(1) Contents of submission. The written submission shall consist of an agreed statement of facts upon which the controversy depends, a certificate that the controversy is real and that the submission is made in good faith for the purpose of determining the rights of the parties, and a request for relief.
A(2) Who must sign the submission. The submission must be signed by all parties or their attorneys as provided in Rule 17.
A(3) Effect of the submission. From the moment the submission is filed, the court shall treat the controversy as if it is an action pending after a special verdict found. The controversy shall be determined on the agreed case alone, but the court may find facts by inference from the agreed facts. If the statement of facts in the case is not sufficient to enable the court to enter judgment, the submission shall be dismissed or the court shall allow the filing of an additional statement.
B Submission of pending case. An action may be submitted in a pending action at any time before trial, subject to the same requirements and attended by the same results as in a submission without action, and in addition:
B(1) Pleadings deemed abandoned. Submission shall be an abandonment by all parties of all prior pleadings, and the case shall stand on the agreed case alone; and
B(2) Provisional remedies. The submission must provide for any provisional remedy which is to be continued or such remedy shall be deemed waived.